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  • Mood Disorders and Their Treatment

  • Current Studies:

    • Treatment of Youth Comorbid Conduct Problems and Depression (NIMH) 
      The purpose of this grant is to develop and preliminarily test a CBT protocol that can be used with children and adolescents with comorbid conduct problems and depression. The protocol includes strategies to address both disorders simultaneously.
      Principal Investigators:Jennifer Wolff, PhD, Anthony Spirito, PhD

    • Integrated Treatment for Comorbid Depression and Obesity in Adolescents (NIMH) 
      The purpose of this grant is to develop and preliminarily test a CBT protocol that can be used with overweight, depressed adolescents. The protocol includes strategies to address depression and diet in combination with a supervised exercise program.
      Principal Investigators:Elissa Jelalian, PhD, Anthony Spirito, PhD

    • Mental health Intervention for Teens Coping with Parental Military Deployment (NIMH)
      The purpose of this grant is to develop a manualized intervention protocol for adolescents experiencing mental health problems associated with a parent's deployment.
      Principal Investigator:Anthony Spirito, PhD

    • Midcareer Mentoring Award: Community Treatment of Teen Suicidal Crises (NIMH)
      This is a study of how adolescent suicide attempters with comorbid substance use disorders are treated in the community.
      Principal Investigator:Anthony Spirito, PhD